Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Mindy 
     Menke

Mindy Menke

Of Counsel

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Mindy primarily concentrates her practice on estate and trust planning, estate administration, elder law, special-needs planning, and asset protection. Her elder law practice includes asset-protection planning, crisis Medicaid planning, and planning to qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits for veterans. She also advises individual and fiduciary clients on federal and state estate- and transfer-tax issues.

Mindy routinely presents estate planning and elder-law workshops to the general public, financial advisors, and accountants, and conducts continuing education programs for CFPs and CPAs.

Representative Experience

  • Created and implemented a crisis Medicaid plan to preserve 65 percent of a client’s assets and to obtain Medicaid coverage.
  • Created and implemented an asset-protection plan using an irrevocable Medicaid trust.
  • Drafted first- and third-party supplemental-needs trusts to maximize pubic benefits while allowing clients to provide for their disabled child at their deaths.
  • Created and implemented an estate plan to minimize estate taxes using irrevocable life-insurance trusts, Delaware dynasty trusts, and gifting shares in a closely held corporation.
  • Successfully administered a complicated estate.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
  • University of Binghamton, B.A., 2002

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Law Section, Committee of the Elderly
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Trusts & Estates, 2013-2017

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey LLP, Associate
  • Harris Beach PLLC, Associate